5 Interesting Facts About Masked Lovebirds

Masked Lovebird

Here is a pair of masked lovebirds snuggling together on a branch

Today is Valentine’s Day, so today I want to write about the very affectionate masked lovebird.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. Also known as yellow-collared lovebirds, these beautiful small parrots grow to about 15 cm long.
  2. They are called lovebirds because they like to have companions that they live very close to.    Once they have a mate they spend all of their time together, often preening and grooming each other affectionately.
  3. They are a very popular bird in captivity due to their beautiful markings, ease of breeding and habit of living in pairs.
  4. In the wild, they eat seeds, tree bark and crops.
  5. The masked lovebird is found in the African nation of Tanzania, living on the edge of forests near bodies of water.  They have also been introduced to Kenya and Burundi.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about masked lovebirds?

2 thoughts on “5 Interesting Facts About Masked Lovebirds

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s